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The Best (and Worst) in Show 2007

By PopMatters Staff

6 January 2008

In the past 12 months, we have gone to house shows, club shows, theater shows, arena shows. Here's the best and the worst 2007 had to offer.
Part 1: Best and Worst Openers

Remember when the White Stripes opened for Sleater-Kinney? How about when the Shins opened for Modest Mouse? Door times are for the birds, but sometimes it does pay to show up early.

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Part 2: Rawk and Anti-Rock

Anyone can lay down a rocking riff, but it takes a real fiend to unleash the fire burning below. Dust off your devil horns, because these muthas didn’t just rawk our socks; they set those little bastards on fire.

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Part 3: Hecklers and Other Interruptions

Hecklers, bless their souls, push performers to say things that no person should ever say out loud. Here we honor the best on both sides of this eternal dance of the foul-mouthed.

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Part 4: Best Moves

From the shimmy shake to the backwards bicycle kick, great musicians own a room using way more than words. And, sometimes, all it takes is style...

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Part 5: Best and Worst Dressed

The only thing worse than letting your mom dress you is letting your publicist do it. "Fashion faux pas" doesn't even begin to describe these dandies.

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Double Take: The African Queen (1951)

// Short Ends and Leader

"What a time they had, Charlie and Rosie. They'll never lack for stories to tell their grandchildren. And what a time we had at Double Take discussing the spiritual and romantic journey of the African Queen.

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